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Re: 70-300mm For my 5DM2
« Reply #15 on: September 25, 2012, 01:50:50 AM »
I like the 70-300 IS (L) on APS-C cameras.

But on FF cameras I prefer the big telephoto lenses.

If you donĀ“t have the money for the big whites look for the EF 70-200 2.8 II with an 1.4X or 2X TC.

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Re: 70-300mm For my 5DM2
« Reply #15 on: September 25, 2012, 01:50:50 AM »

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Re: 70-300mm For my 5DM2
« Reply #16 on: September 25, 2012, 03:11:34 AM »
Having had both the 70-300 in both versions, there is a HUGE difference in image quality from the the non-L to L.

Seconded. I also find the IS far better on the L version.

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Re: 70-300mm For my 5DM2
« Reply #17 on: September 25, 2012, 03:42:22 AM »
What about a used 300mm f/4 IS & going for a 24-105. Makes more sense going for good image quality with f/4 at 300mm seeing as you already have the 70-200. I find the 24-105 a really important lens and when I am limited to one or two lenses I usually take the 24-105 & 50 1.4 on the 5D mark ii

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Re: 70-300mm For my 5DM2
« Reply #18 on: September 25, 2012, 04:56:57 AM »
Hi, I've got the 70-200 2.8 mk2 and the 70-300 f4-5.6L and I can't recommend the latter lens higher. It's the unsung hero in the Canon range. The I.S really is 4 stops, it's pretty light, built like a little tank, weather sealed, silent usm motor . As for image quality,it's as good as the 70-200. I really can't see any difference between the two. I use it on a variety of bodies and its equally at home on any full frame or crop. I do miss a bigger aperture on occasion though but not to often. The iso performance of your camera negates the smaller aperture for the most part. I guarantee you won't be disapointed.
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Re: 70-300mm For my 5DM2
« Reply #19 on: September 30, 2012, 12:15:54 AM »
Thanks for all the responses!

So it seems that I'd be wasting my money buying the 70-300 non-L...

I do really want the 70-300L, but the only thing holding me back is the lens diameter. As I said, I do aviation photography and I need something that can fit through the fence.

I just went and took some photos last week with my 70-200, but they needed some intense post-processing to remove the fence links. Here's an example heavily manipulated to emphasize the problem I have with the wide L lenses:




I know the 70-300 L's diameter isn't as wide as the 70-200, but just how wide is it? Is it so wide that I'll still have these fence problems?

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Re: 70-300mm For my 5DM2
« Reply #20 on: September 30, 2012, 01:34:18 AM »
Thanks for all the responses!

So it seems that I'd be wasting my money buying the 70-300 non-L...

I do really want the 70-300L, but the only thing holding me back is the lens diameter. As I said, I do aviation photography and I need something that can fit through the fence.

I just went and took some photos last week with my 70-200, but they needed some intense post-processing to remove the fence links. Here's an example heavily manipulated to emphasize the problem I have with the wide L lenses:




I know the 70-300 L's diameter isn't as wide as the 70-200, but just how wide is it? Is it so wide that I'll still have these fence problems?

Get a 70-300L and a sturdy lightweight ladder. Problem fixed :)
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Re: 70-300mm For my 5DM2
« Reply #21 on: September 30, 2012, 01:59:15 AM »
Get a 70-300L and a sturdy lightweight ladder. Problem fixed :)
Or a fishing pole, the 2x extenders are quite narrow so you can just put that through the fence and lower down the lens on the other side and attach ;D.

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Re: 70-300mm For my 5DM2
« Reply #21 on: September 30, 2012, 01:59:15 AM »

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Re: 70-300mm For my 5DM2
« Reply #22 on: September 30, 2012, 02:52:38 AM »
Thanks for all the responses!

So it seems that I'd be wasting my money buying the 70-300 non-L...

I do really want the 70-300L, but the only thing holding me back is the lens diameter. As I said, I do aviation photography and I need something that can fit through the fence.

I just went and took some photos last week with my 70-200, but they needed some intense post-processing to remove the fence links. Here's an example heavily manipulated to emphasize the problem I have with the wide L lenses:

I know the 70-300 L's diameter isn't as wide as the 70-200, but just how wide is it? Is it so wide that I'll still have these fence problems?

The 70-300L has an extending inner barrel when you zoom in.  It is usually small enough to fit some fence.  I shot this at the zoo through a fence:
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Re: 70-300mm For my 5DM2
« Reply #23 on: September 30, 2012, 02:58:20 AM »
FYI, your 70-200 non IS is better than the IS mk1 in IQ.  Additionally, I've seen a post here regarding refurb lenses on Canon's website, you might be able to get both 70-300L and the 24-105L with your budget.  Personally, I wouldn't get the 24-105, why not get the wide angle zoom like the 16-35L II or the cheaper 17-40L?
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Re: 70-300mm For my 5DM2
« Reply #24 on: September 30, 2012, 04:29:09 AM »
I am very pleased with the 70-300 L. Though I use it mainly for sports (a "poor man" lens for sports) The frontbarrel of the lens is smaller than the rest of the lens and it extends about 7cm (being 7cm wide/diameter) - filter size 67mm
Depends on the fence but you should be able to move it through the fence.

I use the 24-105L as well. Great for general purpose and the 105 reach (plus IS) will be appreciated on a FF camera

This combo works great for me. I hope it will also when I will get my 5D MK III in October
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Re: 70-300mm For my 5DM2
« Reply #24 on: September 30, 2012, 04:29:09 AM »